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Newcastle United are considering making a step for Manchester United center-back Eric Bailly in the January transfer window, according to The Northern Echo.

What is the story?

The Northern Echo report Newcastle want to sign United defender Bailly and teammate Jesse Lingard.

The Magpies are considering making an offer for the 27-year-old Ivorian international center-back when the transfer window opens in January.

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Could Eric Bailly’s transfer to Newcastle take place?

Bailly is currently struggling to play at United and his situation is unlikely to improve.

Harry Maguire and Raphael Varane as the two main center-backs for manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.

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The United States does not. 3 has yet to play in the Premier League this season and has made a Carabao Cup appearance.

The defender has made 10 league starts and appeared in the Europa League five times last season.

It would make sense for the 27-year-old to trade Old Trafford for St. James’ Park.

Former United manager Jose Mourinho, now in charge of AS Roma, worked with Bailly at Old Trafford.

In July 2018, Mourinho told United’s official website of the defender: “He’s a team boy, he’s a big boy. He is an honest man, always ready to give his all for the team.

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